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With State In The Red, Lawmakers Considering Savings Withdrawal

With State In The Red, Lawmakers Considering Savings WithdrawalWith Gov. Sean Parnell’s budget due out next week, there’s plenty of speculation over what exactly will be in it.

Oil Tax Revenue Expected To Decline By $2 Billion

Oil Tax Revenue Expected To Decline By $2 BillionThe State of Alaska is expecting to take in $2 billion less in oil taxes over the next fiscal year, according to the Department of Revenue’s fall forecast.

Alaska Groups Give Passing Grade To Reworked HealthCare.gov

Alaska Groups Give Passing Grade To Reworked HealthCare.govGroups in Alaska working to sign people up for health insurance on the federal marketplace say the website is working much better.

Juneau resident Dick Knapp appointed to MTAB

Knapp is a retired Coast Guard admiral and former Alaska Department of Transportation commissioner. More recently he has been chairman of Citizens Pro Road.

DNR Calls Off Public Meetings For Permitting Bill

DNR Calls Off Public Meetings For Permitting BillState officials have been trying to build support for a controversial land management bill that couldn’t get enough votes in the final days of session.

Gov. Parnell explains why he’s not expanding Medicaid in Alaska

Gov. Parnell explains why he’s not expanding Medicaid in AlaskaGov. Parnell holds a press conference addressing a possible Medicaid expansion.

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid plan

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid planThe Sitka assembly passed a resolution asking Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents.

State wrestles with $12 billion pension shortfall

State wrestles with $12 billion pension shortfallWhen it comes to retirement benefits, the state is looking at a $12 billion shortfall. Just how that’s going to be paid off is expected to be a big issue for the Legislature next session.

Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priority

Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priorityThe Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has adopted Medicaid expansion as one of its top state legislative priorities.

French enters lieutenant governor’s race

French enters lieutenant governor’s raceFrench had been considering a run for governor, but set aside those plans after Juneau Native leader Byron Mallott announced he would seek the Democratic nomination.